Ara Mai he Tetekura
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With less than two percent of the total Maori population holding a doctorate, the need for Maori leadership planning in academia has never been greater. The purpose of this book is to present the experiences of new and emerging Maori academics as a guide for others aspiring to follow. In 2010 Professor Sir Mason Durie oversaw the creation of the Te Manu Ao Academy at Massey University, designed to advance Maori academic leadership. In partnership with Nga Pae o te Maramatanga, the course looked to develop participants' thinking around effective leadership principles, values and ideas. This book grew from that programme, in response to the need to create the space for new and emerging Maori academic leaders to speak openly about what leadership means both personally and professionally.
Paul Whitinui (Nga Puhi, Te Aupouri, Ngati Kur?) is an associate professor of Maori teacher education at the University of Otago College of Education (Te Kura Akau Taitoka). Marewa Glover (Nga Puhi) is the director of the University of Auckland's Centre for Tobacco Control Research and codirector of New Zealand's Tobacco Control Research Turanga: a program informing how to achieve a smokefree nation by 2025. Dan Hikuroa (Ngati Maniapoto, Tainui and Te Arawa) is an earth system scientist and research director for Nga Pae o te Maramatanga based at the University of Auckland.